Judicial review into A&E closure given the green light.

Full story at HSJ 15 March 2018

A High Court judge has granted a judicial review for campaigners opposing the closure of Huddersfield’s accident and emergency department.

Proposals to consolidate Calderdale and Huddersfield Foundation Trust’s A&E services have faced huge public protests in west Yorkshire, and campaigners today won the right to formally challenge the decision.

The proposal to close the A&E department at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary and consolidate the service in Halifax has already been referred to health and social care secretary Jeremy Hunt by Calderdale and Kirklees Council.

The trust plans to demolish Huddersfield Royal Infirmary and build a 64 bed elective care hospital in its place. The proposals would make Huddersfield one of the largest towns in the UK without an A&E department.